The 2+2 coupe grand built between 2004 and 2010 is given a breath-taking makeover by Amsterdam-based coach builder company- Vandenbrink. Though the design for 612 way penned back in 2008, it took over 10 years for the design to become reality. Vandenbrink’s design has stunningly reimagined 612 Scaglietti into a shooting brake. It is a custom-made, custom-order car.
The project was conceived by Robert Koumans of Vandenbrink and Maurik van den Haeuvel of Classic Youngtimers Consultancy. The shooting brakes are two-door wagons that date back to golden age streetcars. Though two-door wagons seem impractical to the world today, it is a design that favoured by the likes of Pininfarina, Bertone, Touring Superleggera, Zagato and Vignale. The original style of the vehicle, was redesigned by these coach builders to make it more usable for the rich folks who preferred to go in it for hunting.
The Dutch coach builder company has got the shooting brake conversion right on the spot and delivered an endless beauty. 612 Scaglietti shooting brake comes with a subtle curve on the rear roof which gives it a sporty look. The shooting brakes roof has justified the existing roof line of the Ferrari. To make the rear seat experience less claustrophobic, the roof has skylights which are fascinating. The interiors and exteriors are beautifully finished. Ferrari’s signature wide haunches are also clearly visible. The hatchback makes the car look more like a precursor to the GTC4Lusso and FF. Details on mechanical changes have not been mentioned which means it still produces 540 bhp from 5.7 litres V12 up front. The shooting brake’s inevitable weight gain will have risen the otherwise standard 0-62mph time of four seconds dead. This also means that are you get more time to enjoy the 12-pot Ferrari engine starting up noise.
612 Scaglietti shooting brakes strongly remind the Ferrari Breadvan from the 1960s. The breadvan was designed based on the 250 GT SWB chassis and only one car was ever made. Therefore, 612 Scaglietti shooting brakes can be called as modern-day breadvan without any doubt. Vandenbrink doesn’t reveal the improved interior capacity but the cargo area looks generously large based on the shape of 612.
Details on the duration of time taken and the kind of work that helped in the achievement of this beautiful conversion are revealed. Undoubtedly, this beauty was a striking-labour intensive job. With this one can safely assume that Vandenbrink is not joking about the “bespoke” bit. One can get a 612 shooting brake built “on bespoke order” but be ready to hand over a huge quantity of cash as Vandenbrink – coach builder is happy to build more cars on request. However, keep in mind that it comes under a limited series and first come first serves works based on cash ready in hand. The ultimate jackpot is that Vandenbrink is ready to build this car in any colour of your choice!
The 612 Scaglietti wasn’t appreciated much, thanks to the off-centre face. However, the conversion into a shooting brake has immediately made it more appealing. All you need to do is ask with tons of money in your pocket!